Jill Holtz – Co-founder

team-img-1Before starting, Jill had 15 years’ experience in the UK and the US in the fields of business analysis and Customer Relationship Management, including e-commerce data mining, with extensive project and people management experience. Jill managed projects for British Gas, Royal Bank of Scotland, Barclays Bank, AIB.

Originally from Scotland, she arrived in Galway in 2002 with a young child and did the Executive MBA at NUI Galway before working part-time until she plucked up the courage to launch Mykidstime with Michelle. Jill now has a second daughter.

Michelle Davitt – Co-founder

team-img-2Prior to starting, Michelle had 15 years’ experience in the UK working in publishing production as an account manager for large international brands such as L’Oreal, Hugo Boss and Diageo, and as an additional plus, is a qualified Montessori teacher. Michelle has two children of her own.

Etain Wilson – Mykidstime Payment Service

team-img-3Etain Wilson is originally from Dublin and now lives in County Galway with her husband and three young sons. She spent 10 years living and working in California in various internet companies and moved back to Ireland 4 years ago. In searching for activities for her sons she found, and is now delighted to be part of the Mykidstime Team.

Jennifer Buttner – Mykidstime Editorial

team-img-4Jennifer Buttner is originally from Tipperary, and living in Kildare with her husband and son. She spent 14 years working in Semiconductor Engineering, having studied Physics in College, so working on a parenting website is a big change, but one that she loves. After her son was born, she left work to stay at home with him, and suddenly found she was out and about finding activities for them both. Mykidstime has given her the perfect part-time work/life balance she was looking for as a mum.

Mary Kate Heaslip – Mykidstime Sales (Galway & Midlands)

team-img-5Mary Kate grew up in Galway city but now lives in the east of the county with her husband and two children. She has lived abroad for a number of years, mostly in the UK and the USA. She has a background in I.T., has an adult teaching qualification and has run her own catering business. She is involved in a number of local voluntary organisations and likes running in her free time.

Caroline Kelly – Mykidstime Content & Social Media (Limerick & North)

team-img-6Caroline Kelly is originally from Kilkenny but is now living in Westport, Co Mayo with her husband and daughter. She studied Business Studies & Marketing in DCU and spent ten years working in Sponsorship & Events in Dublin. When her daughter arrived she decided to step out of the business world and enjoy their time together.

She loves to knit, support her native Kilkenny in Hurling and is an active member of a local book club and parent & toddler group.

Caroline loved the opportunity to work part-time from home that Mykidstime offered as it meant she could still spend lots of time with her daughter and take a step back into the working world. She is delighted to be part of the team and looking forward to keeping parents up to date and informed about what is going on locally for them and their children.

Lorraine Hales – Mykidstime Westmeath & Longford

team-img-7Lorraine is originally from Dublin has lived in Waterford, Tipperary and now lives in Westmeath with her husband and 3 children. With the kids all growing up fast Lorraine had been on the look out for a new challenge to exist along side her current business. She felt that My Kidstime offers a perfect synergy with the work she already does with The Virtual Office providing website design development and social media integration and promotion.

Lorraine has a background in Childcare and understands the needs of the child and parents and as a mother of three understands the challenges faced by parents today.

Lorraine is involved with Christian Voices Together, an initiative involving all of the churches in Mullingar and the surrounding area to support the local community. And is also an active volunteer for Aware in facilitating support groups and coordination fundraising in Westmeath.

Denise Callan – Mykidstime Sales (Limerick & North)

team-img-8Denise Callan is a graduate of both UCD and NUIM. Before joining Mykidstime she worked in Rural Development, Tourism, Marketing and in Education. With children who are in Pre-school, Primary school and Secondary school, Denise has spent over a decade familiarising herself with what is available for children (and their parents) in the Sligo area.

In the past few years Mykidstime was the key resource she returned to again and again to get local and up to date information. She was delighted to be asked to join the team and can now fit her work around life with her husband and four busy children.

Fiona Phelan – Mykidstime Content & Social Media (Cork & South)

team-img-9Fiona is from Cork and has a BA in Maths and English. After college she moved to America for 5 years and met her husband. They decided to settle back home where she worked in accounts before deciding to take a career break so they could start a family. She now has 3 young kids and, with her eldest approaching school age, she was keen to join the workforce once more but couldn’t bear leaving her kids.

When an opportunity to join Mykidstime arose, Fiona was thrilled at the prospect of being able to combine both work and home life. She also helps her husband run his own business and has started her own local GIY group. She looks forward to keeping parents up to date with all the local events and activities.

Erin McErlean – Mykidstime Sales (Cork & South)

team-img-10Erin is originally from Oregon, USA and has been living in Ireland since 2007. She worked in HR in Dublin before moving to Clare after her first child was born. She has a BA in Cultural and Historical Studies – Literature and Philosophy. Erin and her family, two small kids now, enjoy early weekend morning walks around Clare, growing their own veggies, baking cookies and plotting their next big adventure.

Kate Meenan – Mykidstime Editorial

team-img-11Kate, busy mum of 3, from Donegal and started up Mykidstime Donegal. She is now on our Editorial Team and does a fantastic job of checking our articles and coming up with new ideas for parents.

Hazel Quigley – Mykidstime Sales Dublin & Wicklow

team-img-12Hazel is from Dublin and lived and worked in the Netherlands and England for 7 years, before returning to Dublin 10 years ago. She holds an IT Degree and IT Trainer Diploma and has worked in the IT industry for over 15 years, initially as a Software Engineer then moving into IT Management.

Since having her two daughters, Hazel has been working part-time in IT Recruitment, Training and Web Development. She enjoys being near the sea and mountains and loves spending time outdoors with the family, whatever the weather!